SUMMARY OF WFU FACULTY INFORMATION FORMS
Department of Religion
"Gender Justice and the Transformative Power of Mutual
Vulnerability," in Deborah J. Haynes, James D. Smith III, and Janet F.
Carlson, eds. The Subjective Eye: Essay in Culture, Religion, and Gender in Honor of
Margaret R. Miles, Princeton Theological Monograph Series 59 (
and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval
(kōshiki) and the Ideological
Discourse of Established Buddhism in Early Medieval Japan.” In Discourse and Ideology in Medieval Japanese
Buddhism. Eds. Richard Payne and Taigen Daniel Leighton.
Book Review of
Richard Bowring’s The Religious
Book Review of Approaching the
Kannon: Defending Buddhist Pluralism in Medieval
Buddhist Devotion in Medieval
Pluralism through Asian Religions.” Presentation to the North Carolina Young
F. Foskett and Jeffrey Kah-Jin Kuan (eds.), Ways
of Being, Ways of
“Obscured Beginnings: Lessons from the Study of Christian Origins,” in Mary F.
Jeffrey Kah-Jin Kuan (eds.), Ways of Being, Ways of
“Bishalem” and “Binnui” in New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Vol. 1 (Abingdon
“Architecture, NT” in The New
Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible (
“Antonia, Fortress” in The New
Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible (
Several manuscripts were reviewed for Journal of Religious Ethics; Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics; Journal of Religion; Orbis Press; Georgetown University Press; University of Virginia Press; and Blackwell Publishers; Baylor University Press
Politics in African Traditional Religions” in Encyclopedia of Religion and Politics (2d. edition), ed. Robert
Kimball, Charles, “What We Have Learned” The
Kimball, Charles, “When Religion
Becomes Evil,” in The Pluralist
Paradigm: Democracy in the 21st
Century, Sondra Myers and Patrice
Kimball, Charles, “Religious Pluralism in the United States,” First Freedom News, Fall/Winter 2006/2007.
Kimball, Charles, “Road Maps to Peace or Destruction? Three Evangelicals on the Challenges of Israel-Palestine,” Sojourners, April 2007.
Moore and Brad E. Kelle,
relationship of Prophetic Texts and Israelite History in Honor of John H. Hayes. Library of
Romancing God: Evangelical Women and
Inspirational Fiction, The
Forthcoming. “Who Gets to Live
Forever in Ancient
Forthcoming. “Masculinity and
Violence in the Rgveda: Defining the roles of nár, vīrá, and śura.”
In Theodore N. Proferes & Joel P. Brereton, eds., Selected Papers from the
13th World Sanskrit Conference,
Forthcoming. “How Exactly is the Dragon Killed? The Importance of śávas in the Rgveda.” Under revision for Journal of the American Oriental Society.
Response to Panel Review of Mary F.
Foskett and Jeffrey Kah-Jin Kuan (eds.,), Ways
of Being, Ways of
“’Pethahiah, Advisor to the King’: A New Effort to
Understand Nehemiah 11” Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah Section, Society of Biblical
Literature Annual Meeting,
“The Burden of Religion and the fragility of Constitutional Relief: A Critique of State Involvement in Religious Pilgrimages in Nigeria” (Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Washington, DC, November 19, 2006).
Convener, Special Panel on Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Ethics at the Annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Dallas, TX, January 6, 2007.
“Globalization, Immigrant Religious Workers and the
“The Humanitarian Crisis in Darfur: A case of Impermissible Neutrality (Presented at the WFU Faculty Colloquium, President’s House, April 2, 2007; also presented at Hiram College, OH, 26 February 2007).
“From Periphery to Center: Pentecostal Christianity and the
Retreat of the
Keynote Lecture at
of the Ancient Near East:
presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Region of the Society of Biblical
“The Role of Hebrew Bible in Archaeological and Historical Notions of Ethnicity.”
Paper presented at SECSOR,
“Fighting in Writing: Warfare and Battles in Current Historical Reconstructions of
Ancient Israel” SBL annual meeting, Washington, DC, November 2006.
“I Know there is Wresting in
Heaven”: Eddie Guerrero, Wrestling Fans,
and the Transformation of Mourning” at the National Meeting of the
The Fourth International Vedic Workshop: The Vedas in Culture and
217th Meeting of the American
New England Conference of the
Association for Asian Studies: Magical Practice and Magical Thinking in Asian
Culture: “Who Gets to Live Forever in Ancient
Accepted/In Press. “Does Pressing Sóma Make You an Āryan? A Brief Review of súsvi- and ásusvi- in the Rgveda.” Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft.
Associate Editor, Journal of Men’s Studies
Board of Directors, American Men’s Studies Association
Committee, Men’s Studies in Religion Group,
Section Editor for Japanese Traditions. Religion Compass—Blackwell Publishing (“an online-only journal publishing original, peer-evaluated, state-of-the-art surveys of current research from across the entire discipline”). http://www.blackwell-compass.com/subject/religion/
Co-Chair, Japanese Religions Group, American Academy of Religion, 2004-2008. (elected November, 2004).
President, Ethnic Chinese Biblical Colloquium
Society of Biblical Literature Committee on Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession.
Member, Old Testament Series Editorial Board, Smyth Helwys Biblical Commentary series
Vice-President and Program Chair, SE Society of Biblical Literature
Member, Executive Committee, SE Commission for the Study of Religion
Board member, Joint Expedition to Tell el-Hesi (ASOR)
Board of Examining Chaplains,
Episcopal Diocese of
Associate Editor, Journal of Religious Ethics
Referee, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics
Editorial Board Member, Advancing Human Rights Book Series,
Executive Committee member, Society for the Study of Black Religions.
Co-Chair, Islamic-Christian Comparative Ethics Group, Society of Christian Ethics
Executive Committee Member, African and African-American Religious Ethics, Society of Christian Ethics
Religious Consultation on Reproductive Technology, Health and Ethics
Consultant for Churches for Middle East Peace, an ecumenical agency focused on education and public policy advocacy (1-2 hours per month). NOTE: I founded this organization in 1984.
Consultant for the U.S. Inter-religious Committee for Peace in the Middle East, a national Jewish-Christian-Muslim organization working on education and public policy advocacy (1-2 hours per month). NOTE: I co-founded this organization in 1987.
Consultant to numerous churches and
denominational agencies on educational programs related to Islam, the
Section Chair, Religion in
Social Responsibility & the Academy
Center for Urban Ministries
Awarded the 2007 'Building the Dream Award,' given during the sixth annual WSSU & WFU joint Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on January 15, 2007. The 'Building the Dream' Award was established to honor one professor or administrator and one student from either WSSU or WFU who exemplifies the ideals that King embodied and ultimately died for.
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellow: Thee-year appointment (2005-2007)
Selected as a 2007 Academic and Community Engagement (ACE) Fellow, Wake Forest University.
Rita and William Bell Visiting
Professor at The
Feaver-MacMinn Visiting Professor, The
One of fifteen people selected to participate in 2007-2008 Workshop on Teaching and Learning for Pre-Tenure Religion Faculty at Colleges and Universities. Sponsored by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.
Recognition by WF Chapter of Delta Delta Delta as “outstanding professor from the Religion Department” in both the Fall and Spring semesters.